The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has created a user-friendly digital image library of works in their collection. Most astonishing is that more than 22,000 of the images are open access, i.e. in the public domain!
Thanks to a donation from Joy Ziegeweid, MUP '07, AAEL Images has a collection of 100 images of Russian Constructivist architectural monuments in Moscow. Taken in 2005, the images show the state of the buildings (and often their urban context) at that time. All images are licensed CC BY-SA, so anyone is free to use them with proper attribution!
If you work at all with images - and all of us do, right? - you'll need to know about copyright and fair use. If you're not a lawyer and steeped in the details of the law, you'll likely find reviewing the issues every few months to be helpful. Here are a few sites with clear and succinct explanations:
The Netherlands Institute in Turkey is publishing the photo archive of a renowned scholar of Ottoman monuments in southeastern Europe. Machiel Kiel's images from the 1960s-1990s - slides, negatives, and photographs - are being digitized and made freely available, with appropriate credit to Kiel.
Weather is always a topic of conversation, and more so when there's a dramatic storm imminent. NASA's multimedia page is a great source for weather images...
ARTstor, the immense digital image library subscribed to by our University Library, is always adding new collections to support research and teaching in the whole range of humanities, arts, and social sciences. The latest addition is that of the Courtauld Gallery: 500 of a projected 8,100 images of the museum's canonical works of western European art!
Subscribe to "Object of the Day" from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum - or just bookmark the page. Every day an item from the museum's collection is featured, with a quick description. Featured objects range from posters to textiles to book covers to fans.
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